Bracelet (cuff)

Verdura

Established 1939

Founded in 1939 by Duke Fulco di Verdura, Verdura is an American fine jeweler, best known for combining colored stones with gold. Verdura was also the first to transform coins, ropes, and caning into jewelry. Amongst his customers were Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Cole Porter and Coco Chanel. His most iconic design is the Maltese Cross Cuff, which he designed for Coco Chanel. She wanted to recycle al the jewelry given to her by ex-lovers in a new item. The cuff became a signature look for Chanel (picture above) and the house of Verdura.

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